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2017 the costliest year in US history for natural disasters

Last year was the most expensive in US history for natural disasters, with a barrage of fires, freezes, floods and hurricanes that cost $306 billion, …

Climate Change

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Melania and Donald Trump both botched Pearl Harbor remembrance tweets

<b>(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)</b><p>November 11, 1941. A day that will live in infamy for as long as our attention spans can take another Trump flub<p>Jarrett Lyons<p>December 7, 2017 5:06pm (UTC)<p>Whoever runs the first family's Twitter account may want to brush up on some history books.<p>On Thursday morning, Melania …

Donald Trump

Roy Moore allegations cause major corporation to rethink its financial support of GOP

The RNC is now helping elect an accused child sexual predator to the Senate. Will corporations continue to finance their efforts?<p>MassMutual, the …

Roy Moore

Trump Had No Clue What He Was Doing With His Disastrous Jerusalem Announcement 

As protests intensify against the White House’s decision to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a new report from the <i>Washington Post</i> suggests …

The Fraudulent Case for the Border Wall

Opinion<p>Posted: Dec 07, 2017 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>One night last …

GOP will tackle Medicare, Medicaid, welfare in 2018, Ryan says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House GOP caucus plans to work on entitlement reform next year as a way to "tackle the debt and the deficit," according to House Speaker Paul Ryan.<p>Speaking to Ross Kaminsky on his talk radio show, the Wisconsin Republican said Wednesday that the House would be working to …

Trump Jr. avoids questions about talks with father

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. refused to tell lawmakers about conversations he had with his father regarding a 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a …

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House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people.<p>The House …

New Yorkers Still Hate Trump

On Thursday, the president made his first visit back to his hometown since he was inaugurated. Security was tight.<p>Before Donald Trump arrived in Manhattan, there was a heavy police presence around Trump Tower and the Peninsula Hotel, where the president was scheduled to meet Australian prime …

Lobbying for projects continues as council approves $2.6-billion Edmonton budget

City council approved Edmonton’s $2.6-billion operating budget Tuesday for next year, but one councillor is urging councillors to revisit projects …

Banning lobbyists could make lobbying worse

The idea of banning officials from becoming registered lobbyists for a five year period is one Trump position that is popular beyond just Trump …

How Donald Trump's Lobbying Ban Could Shake Up Washington

President-elect Donald Trump and his advisers are promising to keep lobbyists off his transition team and prohibit any future administration …

Trump adviser linked to Turkish lobbying

Donald Trump wants to forbid his officials from lobbying for foreign governments, but one of his top national security advisers is being paid by a …

That One Monday of the Year When Judges Give Convicts Worse Sentences

[Image by Claimaccident via Pixabay]<p>If you ever get charged with a crime and lose your case, avoid receiving your sentence on the Monday after …

Two 'deadliest' police departments in US to be investigated in California

The two largest law enforcement agencies in Kern County, California, labelled the deadliest police departments in America following a Guardian investigation, will be investigated by state authorities, California attorney general Kamala Harris announced on Thursday.<p>The County: the story of America's …

Mitch McConnell’s Middle-Class Tax Hike

<i>This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday.</i><p>The House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that will raise taxes on millions of middle-class families. The bill will also give gigantic tax cuts to the wealthy and, as a …

Congress stares down shutdown amid December deluge

Taxes, government funding and immigration are just some of the thorny issues on the jam-packed agenda.<p>December is shaping up to be the cruelest month for Republicans who control Capitol Hill.<p>Under enormous pressure for a legislative achievement, GOP senators will attempt to follow their House …

GOP Tries to Sneak Through Repeal of the Welfare State to Give the Rich a Tax Cut

It's a shameful moment for the Senate and John McCain that they would ram through legislation to raise taxes on the middle class, gut health care, …

U.S. judge blocks Trump order to restrict funding for 'sanctuary cities'

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration’s efforts to toughen immigration enforcement.<p>The ruling from U.S. District Judge …

Immigration

Sources: Trump shared classified info with Russians

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador to the US in a White House meeting last week, The Washington Post first reported Monday.<p>Two former officials knowledgeable of the situation confirmed to CNN that the main …

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Melania scours media to protect Trump

As she travels with the president this week, the first lady will be in a position to exert greater influence over his chaotic operation.<p>Melania Trump’s spent her first few months as first lady in New York, only rarely appearing in Washington or speaking at events. Yet friends and aides say she’s …

House Republican on GOP tax bill: this is a corporate tax cut, not a middle-class one

Rep. Mark Sanford: For “truth in advertising,” GOP should acknowledge and defend this as a corporate tax cut bill.<p>Republican Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) voted for the Republican tax plan, but he says the GOP isn’t telling the truth about what this tax bill is. It isn’t a middle-class tax cut, he said; …

House Passes Bill Requiring States Recognize Concealed Gun Permits

The House of Representatives approved the Conceal Carry Reciprocity bill, bringing the U.S. one step closer to effectively allowing all Americans to …

Who would replace Al Franken?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Should Sen. Al Franken decide to step down, his resignation would set up a gubernatorial appointment and open up a new Senate battleground in 2018.<p>Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton does not plan to get ahead of Franken's scheduled announcement Thursday, a senior Minnesota Democrat close to Dayton …

Gay man denied marriage license hopes to unseat county clerk

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — David Ermold returned to the Rowan County courthouse Wednesday, nearly two years after Clerk Kim Davis refused to give him a …

LGBTQI

The right to organize at work deserves constitutional protection

On Labor Day, alongside stories about parades and final trips to the beach, we can expect to read the usual depressing statistics about the decline of labor unions in the United States. The problem with this coverage isn’t the facts, which are undeniable — it’s the tone of inevitability.<p>Today, less …

Tucker vs. Maloney on transgender-military debate

Trump Gets Terrible News As He Could Be Dealing With Charges In 39 States Over Russia Scandal

Up to 39 states may have jurisdiction over potential Trump/Russia election crimes.<p>Video:<p>While appearing on MSNBC on Thursday, Ari Melber said, “It …

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